Religions in Conflict: From Polemics to Wars (Late Antiquity - 18th Century)
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Greeks and Jews during the Greek Revolution of 1821: The Reasons of the Confrontation

Maria Efthymiou, University of Athens

The paper will focus on various manifestations of mutual violence and suspicion that marked the presence of those two groups during the harsh years of war. It will also attempt to explain the hostility towards the rebels and the feeling of insecurity towards prospective political changes, as expressed by the Jews (who largely remained obedient subjects of the Ottoman Empire) as well as the reasons that the Greek rebels identified the Jews with the Turks and treated them as enemies in conquered towns.

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2004: Univeristy of Thessaly - Department. of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology